Shepherd Serve is committed to financial transparency and integrity
As a division of the ministry of Heaven's Family, Shepherd Serve is committed to financial integrity and transparency. To that end, below are links to Heaven's Family's most recent 990 forms, which the Internal Revenue Service of the United States requires annually from all non-profit organizations except churches.
All non-profits are also required to make their 990 forms available to the public, as they reveal key financial information of interest to donors regarding program, advertising and administrative expenses, as well as salaries above $50,000. No employee of Heaven's Family or Shepherd Serve makes above $50,000. According to the 2010 Nonprofit Organizations Salary and Benefits Report, a comprehensive survey of salaries and benefits of hundreds of positions within 930 nonprofit organizations, all employees of Heaven's Family and Shepherd Serve are paid less than the average salaries of comparable employees of similar-sized non-profit organizations.
We believe that trust is something that must be earned. So we do our best to communicate with donors—through our monthly magazine, our blog, and email updates—to keep them informed about what their contributions are accomplishing around the world.
If you have any questions about the ministry of Shepherd Serve or our parent ministry, Heaven's Family, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to serve you.
Sincerely in Christ,
Founder and Director,
Shepherd Serve/Heaven's Family
Heaven's Family is a 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions to Heaven's Family and its divisions (Shepherd Serve and Orphan's Tear) are tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes. Click below to view our most recent 990 forms in PDF format:
Note: Filing deadlines for 990 Forms are November 1 for the previous year. So Heaven's Family's 2012 990 Form will be submitted to the I.R.S. and posted here on our website before December 1, 2013. The I.R.S. allows non-profits plenty of time to complete their 990 Forms, because the form is so lengthy and complicated.